Any Egyptian citizen looking to visit Ukraine in the coming weeks or months will require a visa to Ukraine from Egypt. Although Ukraine is facing turmoil due to its ongoing war with Russia, visitors from outside the Schengen area and other non-visa-exempt countries must enter the country with valid visas. The country has long been a center for learning among Africans who may find the tuition fee too steep in Western countries.
Ukraine occupied a significant position in European history and was once a part of the old Soviet Union.
The country has monuments, festivals, and rich cuisine that can rival that of any other European nation. One of the most visited parts of the country is the Black Sea region, where pleasure boats take tourists on boat rides from one end of the sea to the next and back. There are also exotic resorts in this part of the country for fun seekers and vacationers.
As of 2017, the number of tourists visiting Ukraine was more than 14 million, but that number has dropped significantly due to the ongoing war with Russia. However, there are hopes that this will increase when the war ends and life returns to normal.
Visitors are advised to respect the country's local laws during their visit. For instance, the consumption of alcohol and tobacco in public places is prohibited, and visitors are advised to carry their passports wherever they go, as immigration officers may stop them for brief checks.
Types of Visas To Ukraine
Several visas to Ukraine Egyptians can avail, and we discuss some below.
Tourist Visa: A Tourist Visa is for those who want to visit for the holidays to enjoy the sights and sounds of Ukraine. Tourist visas allow for stays of up to 90 days and take only a few days to process.
Business Visa: Business visas are for Egyptian business persons, professionals, or those coming for business meetings or other engagements. You can stay in Ukraine on a business Ukraine visa for up to 90 days.
Medical Visa: The Ukrainian healthcare system is as good as any other European country, with very good doctors and healthcare professionals. Egyptians seeking cheaper but effective healthcare can obtain a medical visa as long as they can provide a document issued by a health facility in Ukraine.
Work Visa: Those who a company or organization has employed in Ukraine must get a work visa before they can legally work in the country. Worm visas are mostly long-term visas and come with a residency permit.
Transit Visa: Transit visas are for travelers looking to change flights in Ukraine en route to another country. This visa is only required for those who wish to leave the airport; if you don't intend to, you don't need this visa.
Student Visa: This visa is for Egyptian students studying in Ukraine. To avail of the visa, you must show evidence, such as an admission letter issued to you by the school.
General Visa To Ukraine From Egypt Requirements
Applicants are expected to submit the following documents and a completed visa application form.
Passport: A valid Egyptian passport with a minimum of two empty pages. The passport must still be valid by the time you depart Ukraine. Suppose this is not the case. Apply for a new passport before submitting your application.
Application Form: Submit a completed and signed visa application form with all the sections correctly filled and bearing accurate details.
Bank Statement: A financial statement showing that you have sufficient balance to cover your expenses during your time in Ukraine. Only statements covering the last three months will be accepted.
Travel Insurance: An active travel medical insurance policy covering potential medical costs during your time in Ukraine.
Flight Ticket Reservation: You must provide copies of flight ticket reservations for your trip to and from Ukraine.
How To Apply For A Ukrainian Visa?
There are two ways to apply for a visa to Ukraine.
Embassy: The first option is to submit your application to the Ukrainian embassy in Cairo. This method is required for long-term visas like work or residency visas, and the applicant must appear in person.
Online: The second option is to apply for an online visa, also called an e-visa. E visas are straightforward; you do not have to submit any physical document. With your smartphone, you can complete the application in the following steps
Choose Ukraine as your destination
Choose Egypt as your citizenship
Complete the online application form
Upload soft copies of your documents
Pay the visa fee
Submit for approval
This process requires an email, as that is where your Visa to Ukraine from Egypt will be forwarded after it is approved.